We want to record, design, and materialize a full length album, and distribute it, always and forever, on a PAY WHAT YOU CAN basis.
Hi! We're Bramble, from Salt Lake City, a quartet of street performers and merry-makers, in love with the idea of creating beautiful, inspiring music, and spreading it to the world.
We're hoping to record our very first full length LP, with all new, original, mature, fully realized tracks on it. We'd love to complete this process (recording, mixing, mastering) with trained professionals, most of whom we have in mind already. We want to also design and create the look of the album and get it pressed to CD and at least 1000 vinyl. We hope to achieve the monetary means to then extensively tour around the nation (and other countries) playing donation-based, all-ages shows wherever and whenever possible, and selling this future album, and our existing H.A.G.S. EP, always and forever, on a PAY WHAT YOU CAN basis, at least, directly from us. We do not have solid plans to have it distributed in record stores around the nation just yet, nor are we signed to a label that can easily do this for us. This process will require some of the money acquired through this Kickstarter campaign. Because we cannot foresee how a pay-what-you-can basis will look in retail shops, we cannot anticipate always, in all cases, being able to offer our album this way. But we promise to try! We never will expect to make a profit by doing this. "This" being: making music, or making this LP, or touring around the country, or signing up for kickstarter. We simply love making the music we do, and we know other people love it as well, and are inspired by it, which only feeds our inspiration to keep doing "this".
For regular updates, and to find out more about us, please visit our website: Bramble Music If we grow to be old, and remain poor (it ain't so bad!), this time and this band, our project, will always continue to be something we look back on as one of our best attempts to create a little love in this world.
Please think of a $10+ donation as simply a way to pre-order the album! Thank you for your consideration in donating to us!
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pledged of $8,500 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 3, 2011.
Mar 4, 2011 - Jun 3, 2011 (90 days)
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An email from us to you, thanking you for your contribution, and adding your name to our email notifications list (where we can tell you about upcoming shows and tour plans)
Pledge $5 or more
The email, plus a digital download of one of our new and unreleased songs!
Pledge $10 or more
All of the above, plus a CD copy of the album in the mail (or to your doorstep if you live in SLC)!
Pledge $15 or more
All of the above, but your CD will be personalized for you, and decorated all fancy (maybe gem-bedazzled, some extra flair, your own one-of-a-kind, and all dressed up!)
Pledge $25 or more
The $5 reward, plus a VINYL copy of the album, and a coupon for an on-the-spot performance of a barbershop-style, acapella song just for you! (We can do this over the phone if necessary!) We'll probably wanna hug you too!
Pledge $30 or more
The $25 reward with your VINYL copy personalized for you! PLUS the barbershop-style, acapella song for you! (Again, we can do this over the phone!)
Pledge $50 or more
A vinyl copy, AND a CD copy, AND a copy of H.A.G.S., our first EP, AND a mix CD of some of our personal favorite songs. Also included will be a free coupon for any one of the following: 1 acapella song, 1 Bear hug, 1 group photo with you included, or 1 back rub :)
Pledge $75 or more
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The $50 reward, also including 2 solo albums James Miska (Silverback Gorilla and Time Alone) and 1 of Benjamin Hatch (Pistachios). Both are members of Bramble, in case you were wondering!
Pledge $100 or more
The $75 reward and a full oral explanation (either on the phone or in person) of one or more of our songs, including what the lyrics mean, the stories behind them and what we were going through when we wrote them. Also included will be a poem we write together, just for you; or instead, we could just share with you some of our own personal writings and things we never have planned on publishing. ALSO, your name in the liner notes under the Thank You section!
Pledge $250 or more
2 backers Limited (18 of 20 left)
All of the above, and WOW!, an original piece of visual art by one of our members. ALSO, a box of delicious items from the Breakfast Pastry menu, of your choice, from Tulie Bakery (http://tuliebakery.com/menu.html) in Salt Lake City , overnighted to you if you live outside of Salt Lake City. ALSO one of James Miska's personal supply of Kombucha mothers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kombucha) that he grows himself, and instructions of how to take care of it and how it will benefit you! Again, overnighted to you if necessary.
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above, plus a coupon* for one of the following: 1 complete meal (of your choice, or you can leave it up to us), prepared, cooked, and cleaned up after, for you and yours, by us (and we would join you of course); 1 private show conducted in your choice of venue (we love living rooms!) for whomever you'd like to attend, with your choice of what songs (of ours) we shall play. *(These rewards are available for people who live in Salt Lake City, or nearby, OR for those in towns that we plan to visit on tour in the next 3 months, OR, the private show, for instance, can be conducted over video chat, for you, wherever you are)
Pledge $1,000 or more
All of the above, *with both $500 reward options of coupons included (so dinner, and a private show!) and we will also DJ a dance party that can ensue after Bramble plays. We'll essentially be throwing a party for you that you won't have to clean up. *(Again, this is a location based reward. Please talk with us about how we can make it happen!) Also, we will personally call your parents or loved ones and tell them how marvelous a person you are for helping us, if they didn't already know.